Asia Tech Review: November 15 2016

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Hello folks,I'm taking pride in being one of the few media vessels this week without a mention of the
 
November 15 · Issue #21 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Hello folks,
I’m taking pride in being one of the few media vessels this week without a mention of the U.S. election, you know where to look if you want to read even more about it.
This week’s Asia tech newsletter is a bit of a jumbled together affair after I got back from TechCrunch Beijing – and a brief stop in Singapore – last week. But, as always, plenty to digest and look through.
Thanks for continuing to subscribe,
Jon

China
Alibaba breaks Single's Day record but growth slows
LeEco founder warns of unsustainable growth
Wal-Mart to invest $50 million in China online grocer New Dada
Alibaba launches $1.5B entertainment fund
China said to plan tighter ride-sharing regulations
India
Ola is reportedly raising $600M
Twitter India in turmoil as six execs leave
Paytm profits from government's bank note changes
Japan
Rakuten to start mobile game business
Korea
Samsung is buying Harman for $8B to further its connected car push
Naver to launch $43M fund for its Snow and Webtoon services
Southeast Asia
Subscription fitness service GuavaPass lands $5M
Toast lands $1.5M for cross-border payment services for migrant workers in Asia
Google opens new APAC HQ in Singapore
Interesting Reads
Our latest China event took place in Beijing, we wrote lots of stories link
Alibaba’s Trojan Horse for Southeast Asia link
Twitter’s head of Asia, where a spate of execs have left, denies it is in crisis link
Two-thirds of the world’s internet users live under government censorship link
Facebook built a Snapchat clone for emerging markets link
Story on little-known, but fast-growing, Chinese phone maker Oppo link
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